So, you've set up your Meta Quest 3, played some games, and now you're eager to share your immersive adventures on your gaming channel. But how to live stream on YouTube with Meta Quest 3?
If you're new to Quest headsets, tasks like connecting Bluetooth headphones to your Meta Quest 3 or live streaming on YouTube might seem daunting, especially if technology isn't your forte. Fear not, the internet is here to assist.
In this guide, we'll unravel the steps to live stream on YouTube with Meta Quest 3 so you can transform your gaming sessions into captivating live streams.
How to live stream on YouTube with Meta Quest 3
The Quest 3 features identical software and UI to the predecessor, differing primarily in hardware specs such as resolution and processor. Therefore, live streaming on Quest 3 follows a similar process as live streaming on YouTube with Oculus Quest 2.
Here are the steps you need to take to live stream on YouTube with Meta Quest 3:
- On your PC, go to oculus.com/casting. Make sure you are logged in with your Facebook account
- Now put your headset on and press the Oculus button on your controller to open the universal menu.
- Select Camera > Cast > Computer.
- You will now be able to live stream preview on your PC.
- Once that's done, go to YouTube on your PC and share your screen.
By default, when you cast your screen on your computer, it appears as a vertically letterboxed screen with black bars on both sides. To change this and achieve a full-screen experience, follow these steps:
- On your computer, navigate to the media player and locate the cog icon at the bottom.
- Click on it and enable the "Widescreen (crop)" option.
This will adjust the display to a more immersive widescreen format, removing those letterboxed black bars. Additionally, ensure that you tap the speaker icon located at the bottom to enable audio playback from your Quest 3.
How to live stream on YouTube with Meta Quest 3 without a PC
If you don't have a PC, you can still live stream on YouTube with your Meta Quest 3 by using simply your phone or tablet. However, this approach is not as straightforward as the previous one and it requires a software known as Streamlabs.
The setup and configurations can be a tad complex, which is why we've provided a video tutorial below to guide you through the process.
However, be aware that one drawback of this method is that direct audio output from your Quest 3 to the stream might not be achievable. To circumvent this limitation, you can route the audio by initially connecting it to a Bluetooth speaker.
Position this speaker close to the microphone of your streaming device, whether it's your phone or tablet. This workaround ensures that your audience enjoys both visual and audio aspects of your live stream.
While not an ideal solution, it stands as the sole option to live stream on YouTube with Meta Quest 3 without a PC. Armed with this streaming knowledge, it's your turn to dive into the best Oculus games and thrill your subscribers.
And with that, we wrap up our guide. While you're here, take a moment to explore our array of other Quest 3 guides, including topics like its charge time and battery life. We're here to assist you in getting the most out of your Meta Quest 3 experience.